Alternative Dispute Resolution



This course examines processes for resolving civil disputes other than by court adjudication. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) introduces students to: (1) negotiation, mediation, arbitration and hybrid ADR processes; (2) legal, ethical and practical application issues presented by these processes; (3) ADR and dispute settlement confidentiality issues: and (4) the intersection of ADR processes and the judicial system. The course features a substantial skills development component. Students are introduced to basic skills required for effective representation of clients in ADR processes through active participation in ADR simulation exercises featuring both oral and written performance elements. Prerequisites: Civil Procedure I (110A) and Civil Procedure II (110B).